Artist In Residency
MORE ABOUT THE RESIDENCIES
The WAL Residency
The Warehouse Artist Lofts was developed by Ali Youssefi to provide working artists an affordable place to live and create art in the heart of Sacramento. WAL is a mixed-use, transit-oriented community for Sacramento-area artists. Located in the Historic R Street district, WAL is proximate to many art-related businesses and galleries, including the WAL Residency artist studio at Verge Center for the Arts.
The WAL Residency is a 3 to 6-month, live-in residency with access to an artist work studio at Verge. WAL Artists in Residence will receive a $500 monthly stipend and will be invited to participate in the WAL community’s First Friday Open Studios. A travel stipend of $500 is available. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibition at Verge gallery.
The VERGE Residency
Verge Center for the Arts is the leading cultural institution in the Sacramento region for contemporary art and ideas. Their mission is to extend the dialogue about contemporary art to the central valley. Verge supports this mission by providing vital resources to local career and emerging artists as well as offering arts education opportunities for youth and adults.
The Verge Residency is a 6-month studio space located in the Verge center. The Verge resident will receive a $500 monthly stipend and will be invited to participate in Verge programing. The residency will culminate in a solo exhibition at Verge gallery.
The WAL Artist Residency is open to artists living outside of the greater Sacramento region.
The VERGE Artist Residency is open to artists living locally (within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento).
THE RESIDENCY PROJECT
The purpose of the Ali Youssefi Artist in Residency is to give meaningful support to artists and creatives. This project aims to nurture artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and uplift the work of all artists, with a particular focus on underrepresented perspectives and voices. We welcome all visual artists working with a wide range of mediums. This residency is open to national applicants and will take place in Sacramento, California, for a period of 3 to 6 months.
Two residency types are available: the WAL (Warehouse Artist Lofts) Residency will provide live-in accommodations as well as a work studio, while the Verge Residency will provide a work studio at The Verge Center for the Arts. Both offer a $500 monthly stipend and culminate in an exhibition of work at the Verge gallery.